Downtown Value School knows enjoyment and engagement are essential components to a young person's success while in and out of school. Downtown Value Clubs give youth a wide variety of afterschool activities to choose from, to nurture interests and delvelop talents. These clubs are also an opportunity for teachers to share their talents with students in a more relaxed setting. 

leadershipStudent Leadership Committee

Leadership Committee opportunities at Downtown Value School are available for both elementary and middle school students. Leadership positions provide students insight on how Downtown Value School operates, and provides an opportunity for students to have an active voice in their school and community.

As school ambassadors, student leaders have the opportunity to plan and promote activities for the entire student body, foster a positive climate throughout the school, and provide tours for Downtown Value School visitors and guests. Students interested in being part of the Leadership Committee learn how to plan and budget time and resources; they develop pride in speaking publically to their peers and community members; and most of all, they have fun!

Each 3rd to 8th grade class elects two student representatives. Leaders meet weekly to plan events and advocate for student interests such as school spirit week, dances, mock elections, and the celebration of cultural and national holidays. Contact the office for more information.

DVS Marathon Runners 08Students Run Los Angeles (SRLA) Running Club

This group prepares 7th and 8th grade students to run the 26.2 mile LA Marathon. Students train after school on Tuesdays and Fridays as well as on the weekends. Participants are taught basic map reading skills and run the streets of Los Angeles. Several mandatory weekend races are scheduled throughout the school year with incremental increases in mileage. Proof of physical screening from a doctor is required for student participation. Additional information can be found at: SRLA and SRLA Students. Contact the office to join the team!

K-6 Running Club

This group completes laps around the block immediately after school on Tuesdays and Fridays. Students are given the opportunity to work on their cardiovascular endurance and stamina. Occasionally this group will attend family-oriented running events during the school year. Students have the opportunity to earn a "finisher" T-shirt and other prizes for completing laps. Parent volunteers are highly encouraged to help with supervision. Please contact the office for more details.

DVS Dancing Classrooms 06Dance Team

The Downtown Value Dance Team is currently an option for 3rd-5th graders. The group meets once a week and play movement games, learn how to stretch/ warm-up, and then practice a hip-hop routine. They end each year performing at Fiesta! The club meets from 3:00 - 5:00 on Tuesdays. Contact the office for more information.

Heal the World

The team’s purpose is to create change and build leadership on our campus. We look for events where we, the students, can work together to create changes that will heal the world. We partner with the following organizations throughout the school year: St. Jude Children's Hospital, UNICEF, Union Rescue Mission, Heal the Bay, AIDS Project Los Angeles, and the Ronald McDonald House of Charity. This club has an ongoing partnership with our sister school, University Prep Value High School. Contact the office for more information.

Drama Club

The DVS Drama club meets twice weekly, and culminates with a joint performance with students from Everest Value School. Contact Ms. Villanueva for more information.

Sports - Football, Basketball, Soccer

Contact Mr. Jovani, Coach Henry, and Jose Caldera for more information.

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Thoughout the remainder of the year, Downtown Value School is supporting all our students and families in our online and offline platforms. For information on meals, classrooms, technology requests, and all academic work, please visit the Downtown Value School Distant Learning Plan. And be sure to visit the Downtown Value Parent Workshop Facebook page.

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Welcoming Parents to the 2020/2021 School Year

"Back-to-school” is always a time of hope and promise at Value Schools, and we will not let Covid-19 dampen our enthusiasm for building safe, nurturing communities to help you educate your children. Read the letter from CEO David Doyle.

Welcoming Teachers and Staff for 2020/2021

We are so proud of how all of you – teachers, leaders, and support staff – have stepped up to fulfill your unique roles during this crisis. Read the letter from CEO David Doyle.


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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223